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English definition of “latex”

latex

noun [U] uk   /ˈleɪ.teks/ us  
a white liquid produced by many plants, especially rubber trees, or a rubber-like substance made from this or from plastic, used in making clothes, paint, glue, etc.: a latex mask a pair of latex surgical glovesPlastics and rubber
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